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What makes you say that?

Today I spoke with Professor Molly Babel of UBC. Our conversation was about interaction, and how we create predictions and expectations when we meet people. These predictions and expectations can help us to get on the same “wavelength” as our conversation partner, or they can make us “tune-out” before we’ve even heard them speak. 1,989 more words


Planners versus riders: Metro Vancouver transit after the referendum.

So the results are in from Metro Vancouver’s recent mail-in transit referendum. (Technically a plebiscite, but I’m fuzzy on the distinction.)

The issue on the ballot was a proposed 0.5% sales tax hike to help pay for the so-called… 2,013 more words


Vancouver's Gems and Rings

We started the next day with one of our favourites … Stanley Park. Even though the locals thought it was a terribly hot day with the temperature rising well above average, to us with our recent time in Vegas at 48 degrees, it was gorgeous. 367 more words



An enlightening conversation.

My preceptor and I sat down at a local coffee shop to talk about the art and business of physical therapy, being an effective therapist, and of course my overall performance. 809 more words

Who am I to talk about relationships?

First off, let me say this: I’m not an expert or a professional anything. I don’t have a high level of education and have not acquired any defining letters to include after my name. 1,085 more words


UBC welcomes new quantum physicist

WATCH: A star scientist has come to UBC from Harvard, and you might be surprised at one of the reasons she came.

Jennifer Hoffman doesn’t officially start her new post at the University of British Columbia until next month, but the noted quantum physicist is already familiarizing herself with B.C.’s largest campus. 156 more words


Out and About in Vancouver

It has been a while since we’ve spent any time in Vancouver. The last time we were here we had the trailer and found it difficult to make our way around, so chose to just pass through. 614 more words